Katrina: What You Can Do Now?
As the situation unfolds along the Mississippi river basin, and all are being faced with all of the unknowns of the total effect of the Katrina. One of the best ways to offer your help is with plain cash sent directly to the Red Cross.
Contact the Red Cross website or call 1-800-Help Now
When more formalized methods develop for you to help locally, we will let you know.
We know that the 750 members of Lynchburg Freecycle are standing by to help.
The current most immediate need is rescue. There are unknown numbers of people still stranded, and many are in desperate situations.
CNN telivision is now reporting that 1.3 million electric customers are without power, that safe drinking water is just not available, and it may be weeks if not months before those were evacuated maybe able to return.
Unknown tonight is the extent of lives lost, or even some words or communication with some small towns.
This maybe the worst tragedy in the United States, since the San Francisco earthquake in 1906.